James C. Scott, Yale University, USA
Yoon Hwan Shin, Sogang University, South Korea
Published for the Institute for East Asian Studies (SIEAS), Sogang University, South KoreaTRaNS: Trans-Regional and -National Studies of Southeast Asia
is a new journal in the field of Southeast Asian studies, encouraging research that crosses not only national or regional borders, but also disciplinary borders. Traditionally, area studies have been bounded by national or regional location. Transnational studies posit that these boundaries are unnecessarily limiting, and attempt to examine issues on the supra-national level. TRaNS
takes a specifically trans-regional and -national perspective, inclusive of virtually all social sciences, publishing articles in the disciplines of political science, anthropology, sociology, history, geography, and economics. The journal occupies a unique niche among both Southeast Asian studies journals and transnational studies journals.